SHAPE Consulting Limited will be conducting a five day training course on Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in energy, mining and infrastructure in the developing country context. The course is planned for March 2014 and will take place in Pretoria or Johannesburg, South Africa.
The objective will be to introduce the concepts of HIA and outline methodologies and tools as applicable in the developing country context. The programme will include a theoretical component but the bulk of the course will be focussed on practical application of HIA based on actual case studies and scenarios. Overlaps into social and environmental impact assessments and the broader sustainability agenda will also be addressed and a number of speakers from industry will outline how health is key to broader risk management and community development.